Hello, you program a corner. Beginning of the new year for Chelsea turned out not so successful as the ending of the past. At White Hart Lane in the iconic London Derby Antonio Conte’s men lost to Tottenham, who this season also vying for the championship title. Remember how it was.
Chelsea failed to win a 14th consecutive victory in the Premier League – to take care of this “Tottenham”. At the home stadium “Spurs” in the equal match better use of their chances, both goals against Thibaut Courtois organized a bunch of Christian Eriksen/the Case of alli. The first was hung from the right flank, the second just hit his head.
2:0 – Tottenham earned their fifth consecutive victory and showed that he is ready to be involved in the title race. However, the advantage Chelsea over rivals is still a pretty solid five points from Liverpool, seven from Tottenham.
Say the head coaches
“For me the main thing was that we showed character, – said the head coach of Tottenham, Mauricio Pochettino. – We struggled. Perhaps this was our problem before, when we failed to act to the limit, to play like today, to get matches on your teeth. I mean matches against such a great team as Chelsea. This is one of the best teams in Europe.”
“This defeat doesn’t sound like our September misfires against the “Liverpool” or “Arsenal,” says Antonio Conte. Then we still weren’t even a team. Today we showed that we are a team, a strong team, and it’s very important.”
The UPS and downs
In the rise of “Tottenham” is not the last role was played by Business ally. 20-year-old England midfielder is making a brace for the third game in a row, and since the beginning of the season he scored 10 goals.
Under the guidance of Mauricio Pochettino Tottenham is playing better and better every year. The former defender of the national team of Argentina made the Spurs the most solid defense in the Premier League, propolisul in 20 matches 14 goals.
The machine, created by Antonio Conte, still is not invulnerable. Chelsea has not won in the Premier League for the first time since September and did not manage to break the record of Arsenal. Global changes in the standings of Londoners did not happen, but this mistake can add optimism to their rivals.
After a Christmas pause European League slowly returned to normal operation. In our category of predictions we chose three of the most important matches next weekend. Also send us their own versions with the hashtag #TheCornerScores.
“Aisha” from Julian Draxler
Winter Mercato is already open. While the most notorious was the transfer of Julian Draxler to PSG, where every newcomer traditionally performed before the new partners for a song. For Draxler chose the popular 90s song “Aisha”. We bid you farewell, see you next Monday.